Sewerage and Drainage Operations - Water Jetting Operative

Sewerage and Drainage Operations - Water Jetting Operative

The Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations Water Jetting Operative at SCQF level 5 provides learners with a qualification that demonstrates both underpinning knowledge and performance evidence of competence.

It covers areas such as setting up and preparing water jetting equipment, and customer service for sewerage and drainage operations.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations Water Jetting Operative at SCQF level 5 is specifically designed for the growing water sector.

Supported by the Scottish Government, this competence-based qualification is part of the Modern Apprenticeships frameworks.

This qualification is based on the current version of National Occupational Standards, defined by Energy & Utility Skills, the sector skills council (SSC).

Candidates can progress to a range of courses at a higher level including the SVQ 3 Controlling Process Operations at SCQF level 6 or the SVQ 3 Network Construction Operations (Water) at SCQF level 6 allowing centres to retain or build student numbers.

The Diploma can be offered within a workplace environment. The evidence demonstrating achievement of the qualification can be assessed within a workplace environment or, where simulation is used, within a realistic working environment.

Who does this qualification suit

This qualification is suitable for:

  • individuals interested in the water sector
  • learners who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for some time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • people who wish to start their own business
  • employers who wish their employees to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

The Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations Water Jetting Operative at SCQF level 5 could provide both horizontal and vertical progression to a number of qualifications, including:

  • SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Mainlaying (Distribution)
  • SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Mainlaying (Self Lay)
  • SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Repair and Maintenance
  • SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Servicelaying (Distribution)
  • SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Servicelaying (Self Lay)
  • SVQ 2 Leakage Detection
  • SVQ 3 Leakage Control
  • SVQ 3 Controlling Process Operations
  • SVQ 3 Network Construction Operations (Water)
  • SVQ 3 Water Byelaws Enforcement
  • SVQ 3 Water Industry Operations
  • SVQ 3 Designing Water Networks
  • HNC Water Operations

Successful candidates could also find employment in the sector, or if already working in the sector could find they are able to progress within their workplace.

Approval

This qualification is part of a Qualification Partnership Agreement.

Centres interested in offering this qualification require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA's Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide. (510 KB)

How to assess

Assessment of this award will be through a series of theoretical and practical assessments or tasks. Some assessments will be carried out under supervised open-book conditions, others under supervised closed-book conditions.

Qualification content and delivery tools

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Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GK3Y 45

The Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations Water Jetting Operative at SCQF level 5 consists of 5 mandatory Units.

Please refer to the Qualification Structure for details on the Units making up this qualification.

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Apprenticeships

This qualification is a mandatory component in the Level 2 Water Industries Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

GA1L 22 SVQ 2 Leakage Detection
GA1R 22 SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water) Repair and Maintenance
GA1N 22 SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Mainlaying (Distribution)
GA1P 22 SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Mainlaying (Self Lay)
GA1T 22 SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Servicelaying (Distribution)
GA1V 22 SVQ 2 Network Construction Operations (Water): Servicelaying (Self Lay)

Unit Title SCQF 4
Core Skills: Communication F426 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42A 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42E 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42J 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42N 04

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Level: 5
Publication: DB6216
Edition: Second Edition, January 2016
Downloads: Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations (1.67 MB)